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bluekingfisher

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654 days ago

Hi Fellahs – Has anyone any experience, good or bad on the Jet AFS – 500 air filter. It certainly has the capacity for the size of my shop. Just wondering if it was worthy of its price tag.

Many Thanks.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan


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Gshepherd

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#1 posted 653 days ago

It is a good investment, I had one then my shop got a little bigger and moved to the 1000 and now shop to big for any of them. They did a nice job filtering the air and I only really noticed it when I did a bunch of Santo Mahogany and after I cut up a few boards I looked at the filter and it was RED. I just bought the cheaper filters at HD and changed them more often. What goes into the filters is what doesn’t make it to your lungs.

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bluekingfisher

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#2 posted 652 days ago

Thanks for your response, much appreciated.

I have a small “microlene” which is quite good for my needs. The filter can be vacumed and reused but I was thinking of upgrading and being a Fan of Jet tools was considering the Jet 500.

Can the filters be reused or cleaned with a vac? or once used have to be thrown away??

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 651 days ago

I have a good friend that has a Jet filtration unit and really like his. I Do not know what model he had. I would buy a Jet unit when I get one. It is on my wish list.

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#4 posted 651 days ago

They are all overpriced in my opinion. Just find someone tossing an old HVAC fan or one on CL and build your own. Thats all they are. A spinning squirrel cage in a box. Make it the same size so you can use the special inside filter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cyyfq-TfwE&feature=related just one example and there are many more.

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bluekingfisher

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#5 posted 651 days ago

Hi Tom – thanks for the input on the filter, Like you, I have most of my Tools on the Jet Brand. Generally I look to them first, although if there is a better unit/machine I won’t let the brand name dictate my purchase.
I saw your boxes and responded. Great work as usual and pleased to hear you had a great time on the west coast. I don’t envy you the tempretures you guys are enduring at the minute – Rain anytime over that insufferable heat.

Only Just – I take your point on them being over priced. I guess If I had the time and all the parts to hand I would build one. As it is by the time I seek and purchase all the parts the price soon tot up. I guess what I am saying is, the over pricing would seem insignificant if I was coughing my lungs up, you just can’t put a price on your health.

Thanks fellahs.

david

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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